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Travel: A374 closed at Sheviock

Traffic is stationary on the A374 Credit: Google Maps

The A374 in Cornwall is currently closed with stationary traffic due to an accident and accident investigation work.

The accident has happened around half a mile from Sheviock, and is affecting drivers travelling between Sheviock and Trerulefoot.

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Serious accident on M5 northbound in Somerset

There has been a multi-vehicle crash on the M5 northbound between Taunton and Bridgwater Credit: ITV News

The M5 northbound in Somerset is blocked due to a serious multi-vehicle accident between Junction 25 for Taunton and 24 for Bridgwater South.

The Air Ambulance is at the scene.

There is queuing traffic on the M5 Southbound between Junction 24 for Bridgwater South and 25 for Taunton. Lanes are open but the carriageway will have to be blocked once the Air Ambulance takes off.

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Hinkley C "to go ahead" despite Brexit

The boss of EDF has said that Brexit has “no impact” on the business and strategy of the company in the UK, including its plans to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point.

Computer image of proposed Hinkley C Credit: EDF

"As of today, we believe that this vote has no impact on our strategy, and the strategy (...) for our UK subsidiary has not changed. Our business strategy is not linked to Great Britain’s political affiliation with the European Union, so we have no reason to change it."

– Jean-Bernard Lévy, EDF Chairman

Mr Levy emphasised in particular that there should be no fears of reconsidering plans to construct two EPR nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point , a gigantic £18 billion project (around 22 billion euros at current exchange rates), which is being challenged by the Group’s French trade unions and for which a final investment decision is pending.

“I would just point out that in the last few days, spokespeople on energy issues for the Brexit camp – notably Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom – have on numerous occasions and again in recent days come out in favour of maintaining the decarbonisation policy, of maintaining the nuclear option, and of maintaining the Hinkley Point project. Therefore there are no consequences from this vote today."

– Jean-Bernard Lévy, EDF Chairman

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Westpoint apologises for Elton John traffic chaos

Westpoint has apologised to Elton John fans who couldn't get to tonight's concert on time because of traffic problems around the Exeter venue. Some reported being stuck in jams for up to four hours.

We are extremely sorry for the long delays people have experienced getting here tonight. A mixture of issues have contributed to the traffic. With regards to refund requests, customers will need to contact the box office they purchased the tickets through in the morning.

– Westpoint, Exeter
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Alterations to train travel due to derailment

Following the derailment of a train in London last night, trains running between Paddington and Cheltenham Spa have been cancelled and a revised alterations timetable has been released.

The empty train caused damage to the signalling and the overhead wires after it derailed just outside London.

Disruption continues after the train derailed. Credit: Network Rail

ALTERATIONS TO PEAK DEPARTURES FROM PADDINGTON

  • 1630 Taunton (starting from Bristol Temple Meads)
  • 1649 Oxford (cancelled)
  • 1706 Westbury (cancelled)
  • 1715 Carmarthen (starting from Reading)
  • 1730 Taunton (starting from Bristol)
  • 1736 Oxford (cancelled)
  • 1742 Cheltenham Spa (starts from Swindon)
  • 1749 Worcester Shrub Hill (cancelled)
  • 1805 Frome (cancelled)
  • 1830 Weston-super-Mare (cancelled)
  • 1847 Cheltenham Spa (cancelled)
  • 1850 Oxford (cancelled)

Great Western Railway warn that other short notice alterations may still occur.

ROADS: Queues on A380 Telegraph Hill due to accident

The A380 is closed northbound at Telegraph Hill in Devon after an accident. A vehicle has also overturned.

It happened at 5.30am this morning, 3 June.

Traffic is queueing traffic for one mile following the crash between Haldon Chalets Junction and A38 Haldon Hill.

  • Diversion for Stagecoach buses X64 and X46 via the A38
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